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A selection of classic titles by British authors.

 

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The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter
Greene, Graham

Disaster looms beneath the thin veneer of civilized good cheer in British West Africa, when a scrupulously honest native police official jeopardizes his honor for the love of a woman.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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King Solomon's Mines

King Solomon's Mines
Haggard, H. Rider

When a fellow explorer goes missing, Allan Quartermain and his daring companions embark on a perilous search that leads them to ancient treasure in the heart of darkest Africa in this ultimate adventure yarn.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Hardy, Thomas

While working in her wealthy cousin's house, Tess succumbs to his sexual advances. Will she bear alone the shame of childbirth and the condemnation of the man she loves?


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 11 copies

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Dubliners

Dubliners
Joyce, James

Both social critique and loving portrait of the everyday lives of urban dwellers at the dawn of the last century, these fifteen stories reflect the inherent self-sufficiency and strength of the Irish people.


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Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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Sons and Lovers

Sons and Lovers
Lawrence, D. H.

Paul Morel's domineering mother runs life up into his early manhood, and threatens to doom him forever unless he disconnects from her neediness and recreates himself as a man.


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Holds: 1 on 9 copies

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Of Human Bondage

Of Human Bondage
Maugham, W. Somerset

Philip Carey's search for freedom and self-actualization goes tragically awry when he his dreams and his heart are shattered by a destructive sexual obsession.


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Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel
Orczy, Emmuska Orczy

Madame la Guillotine hovers menacingly over innocents in French prisons until their timely rescue by a swashbuckling masked avenger, known to the world and even his wife as an ignoble and foppish Englishman.


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Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe
Scott, Walter

While the dastardly King John threatens to usurp King Richard's throne, Ivanhoe returns from the Crusades to reclaim his inheritance, save a maiden in distress and team up with Robin Hood to defeat the Normans.


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Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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Frankenstein, Or, The Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein, Or, The Modern Prometheus
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

Fascinated by the quest for eternal life, Victor plays God when his unnatural experiments with cadavers bring forth a new being into the world, and then forsakes his own creation, with horrifying results.


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Holds: 1 on 14 copies

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Dracula

Dracula
Stoker, Bram

Eyewitness news reports and diary excerpts lend eerie credence to this nightmarish story of a shadowy man hunter who stalks London by night in search of fresh blood. Jack the Ripper, eat your heart out.


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Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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